After Paris, where are we?

With the Paris Air Show and its twenty-nine large widebody freighter orders and commitments behind us, now is a good time to take stock of the freighter order books at Airbus and Boeing, and the state of the large widebody freighter fleet in general. We start today with a look at the commercial jet freighters currently […]

FedEx to place massive freighter order?

The  aviation news services are on fire with the story that FedEx is on the verge of placing a huge order with Boeing: Fifty 767-300Fs and ten 777Fs. But The Wall Street Journal, The Business Journal in many cities, Financials Trend, etc, are not publishing their own reports. Rather they are all quoting a single source: Leeham News […]

New cargo hub for ANA?

Japan-based All Nippon Airways (ANA) is planning a new Southeast Asia hub. In an interview published in The Japan Times, Shinya Katanozaka, the newly appointed President of ANA Holdings, cited growing demand for Japanese products in Southeast Asia as the reason All Nippon was looking to set up a new hub for its international cargo […]

ATSG reports a strong quarter, will expand owned fleet

US-based Air Transport Services Group reported second-quarter net income up 37.5% y-o-y to $9.5 million, as total revenue rose 8.9% to $189.4 million. Operating income for the quarter was up 27.9% to $18.1 million. ATSG is the world’s biggest lessor of medium widebody freighters, with a 57-unit fleet, including nine 767-300 and forty 767-200 freighters. […]

Change coming to the LATAM freighter fleet

Brazil-based TAM Linhas Aéreas this week converted two earlier 777-300ER orders to orders for the freighter variant – the 777F. TAM, like Chile-based LAN, is a subsidiary of the LATAM Group, which appears to be in the process of overhauling its freighter operations. The Group currently has ten 767-300Fs and four 777Fs distributed among its […]

And still more 767 freighters for Cargojet

Canadian all-cargo carrier Cargojet is buying more 767s. It was only a week ago that we published the news that Cargojet had begun expanding its fleet in preparation for servicing the Canada Post/Purolator contract that will go into effect next year. With the lease of two 767-200Fs from Air Transport Services Group, Cargojet doubled its […]
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